Charleston County buys iPad2s for council, staff

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Charleston County hopes to save taxpayers thousands of dollars by buying new Apple iPad2s for county council members and staff.

The Post and Courier of Charleston reports the county plans to buy 15 of the tablet computers for less than $14,000.

County technology director Donnie Giacomo says the tablets should pay for themselves within six months.

The county spends currently about $27,000 a year producing binders with papers and photocopies for county council meetings. About half that cost is staff time.

Giacomo says sending council members electronic documents on the tablets will save both staff time and money.
Information from: The Post and Courier

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